A heavy police presence has blocked streets in a residential neighborhood in Washington DC where a gunman is reportedly shooting from an apartment building.
There were reports of at least two people being shot and injured, NBC Washington reported.
Police are reportedly entering the AVA building on Connecticut and Van Ness Avenue wearing riot gear and armed with guns, a local reported.
People on social media reported hearing heavy gunfire in the area, with multiple social media videos depicting the sound of heavy, rapid fire gunshots.
A mass casualties unit is reportedly heading toward the scene and a shelter in place order has been put in place. UDC-Van Ness campus is now in lockdown and students have been told to shelter in place until further notice.